Pakistan team fast bowler Haris Rauf has received a stern warning from national team chief selector Wahab Riaz. This warning was given to him regarding the withdrawal of his name from the Australia tour for the Test series. Rauf had refused to take part in a tour of Australia citing his fitness and workload. On this, Wahab Riaz said that no matter how great he is as a player, if he does not give priority to the national team, he will not be part of our future plans.
Wahab Riaz said, “Two days ago Haris had said that he was available for the Australia tour, now last night he said that he was worried about fitness and workload and was not available. “Hafeez and I have a long conversation with him and told him that the coach and the captain wanted you to play in Australia. We also assured him that he would not have to bowl more than 10 to 12 overs a day.
Wahab said: “We also spoke to the team’s physiotherapist and coach about Haris and they said that Haris has no fitness problems and he will not have any problems in Australia. “We are of the opinion that as a centrally contracted player he will not should have resigned. We feel that given the absence of Naseem, Hasnain and Ehsanullah due to injury, Rauf should make the sacrifice and play for Pakistan.
Afterwards, Riaz finally said: “Whoever the player is and no matter how big he is, if he is not a priority for the Pakistan team, he will not be included in our plans for the future.”
The Pakistan team will embark on a three-match Test series against Australia in the first week of December. Wahab Riaz has announced an 18-member squad for this tour. Let us tell you that after Babar Azam exits as captain, the command of the Pakistan team will be in the hands of Shan Masood.